Sonda presents The Sounds From Here in Ermida da Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe

SONDA: The Sounds From Here II
A production of Rizoma Lab – Cultural Association
2nd December | 4:00 p.m -6:00 p.m | Free Admission | Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe – Raposeira

“The Sounds from Here” (Os Sons Daqui) is presented for the second time, now at the Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe, Vila do Bispo Municipality. SONDA, a project by Pedro Glória, presented by Rizoma Lab – Cultural Association within the framework of the 2017 edition of the DiVaM program – Dynamization and Valorization of Monuments, an initiative of the Regional Directorate of Culture of the Algarve.

The experience will last about 2 hours, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., starting with a walk around the Hermitage, where some visual and sound surprises are installed, then the in interior continues with the audiovisual performance, with the participation of the visuals of the collective of Vjs 79 ers – metadisciplinary design, an action that will be finished with the tasting of two elements of the ancient essence of the symbolism of this place and the daily life of the people. Do you want to know what they are? We are waiting for you on December 2nd at 4:00 p.m.!

The people of this land, in olden times, were traveling at night, in pilgrimage, evoking songs to Our Lady of Guadalupe to ask for protection and in times of drought, like what we have today – water. Guadeloupe, once written the Madonna of Agoadelupe, referring to the symbolism of the water attached to this place of worship – there is also tales of a miracle of almost instantaneous rain after this act of devotion. And the passage of the Infante. And the rescue of captives.

They are memories, they are the sounds and images, they are connections between heaven and earth and the lives of the people who inhabited this region, in a relationship of respect and religion with this place, with this Hermitage so resistant that not even the earthquake of 1755 affected it . However … there are more questions than answers.
The audience is invited to share another way of being in this place – SONDA unveiled the possible in terms of secrets and spatio-temporal relations, compiled information that, transformed into audiovisual performance, creates a unique moment of sensory perception and stimulation in our memory collective.

The project The Sounds of Here focuses on a multimedia intervention and site specific, organized specifically for each monument, based on the previous collection of local elements that are integrated into the visual and sound performance to happen in each of the historical spaces – a second action will happen in the Chapel of our Lady Guadalupe, on the 2nd of December.
The collected elements depart from a direct approach to the community that inhabits the monument, exploring the concepts of the population about it, through interviews and testimonies, that allow to collect material in order to build a sound mesh with these recordings. In addition to these recorded sound impressions, images of details of the monument itself and their surroundings will also be collected, which will later be used for the projection of the chromatic texture.
This creates the sound of the space, a visual and auditory experience based on the physicality of the monument and the social environment, with a contemporary and multidisciplinary approach: sound, voices, frequencies and images of the surroundings designed to create a unique and stimulating ambience, bringing the new technologies into a megalithic space.

Places of Globalization – The motto for this intervention is part of the theme proposed by DiVaM 2017 – Places of Globalization (Lugares da Globalização) – a continuous process whose range is embedded in our experiences, aspirations and choices. The SONDA project with The Sounds From Here seeks to find / trace these remnants of the effects of globalization on the way people look and feel the space and transmit it in the surrounding history of the monument to what is from here, what came from there, through a sensorial and contemporary way, using sound, image and technological gadgets – tools that are, in essence, a vehicle in the continuation and transmutation of Globalization.

SONDA – In the SONDA project, Pedro Glória mainly explores electro-acoustic sonorities. Much of his experimental work is based on a quasi-laboratory research of sound as a physical element, seeking acoustic effects in spaces, objects, people … in the environment. Sounds that originally are not exactly music, but that transform and become something organized and organic, eventually reaching the status of contemporary musical piece. The equipment used is: frequency generators, loop station, vinatge synthesizer-keyboard, computer, digital recorder, mobile phone and tablet – new technologies at the service of artistic creation and an innovative dialogue with historical heritage.

Rizoma Lab – Cultural Association – Non-profit cultural association. It was founded in February 2015 in the city of Lagos (Algarve – Portugal) with the fundamental objective of carrying out cultural and scientific projects in an intercultural and transdisciplinary perspective. As in nature, also RIZOMA LAB grows horizontally, bringing together in a same platform different specialists and professionals who have been working and crossing areas such as Culture, Science, Art, Heritage, Architecture, Gastronomy, Communication, Society, Education, among others. The Algarve is the region favored by the interventions of RIZOMA LAB, but its action can also be extended to other Portuguese and foreign regions.

Artistic Direction: Pedro Glória |Production and Communication: Luísa Baptista – contact: 966803707 | Photography: Ricardo Soares | Video Editing and Graphic Design: Teresa Sousa | Live Visuals: 79 ers – metadisciplinary design | Catering: Pour Lui Baptiste

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